Figuring out victims of the Maui wildfire might be a difficult process. Right here’s what it entails

NEW YORK (AP) — The problem is formidable: figuring out the stays of greater than 100 victims as agonized family members yearn for details about these lacking in Maui after the US’ deadliest wildfire in additional than a century.

It’s a painstaking course of, and one which different communities have endured following disasters and mass casualties. The appearance of DNA know-how and subsequent advances have offered highly effective instruments. However discovering stays, zeroing in on genetic materials or different clues and amassing the data wanted to get a match nonetheless takes time — if certainty comes in any respect.

As Maui Police Chief John Pelletier mentioned this week when requested concerning the dying toll: “You need it quick … We’re going to do it proper.”